'Cooking for baby' records my experiences with feeding our little girl, Abhi, who loves variety in food, just like me ! Finding newer food options to keep her interested has been a challenge - sometimes exasperating but more often, exciting!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Whole wheat banana, raisins, and chocolate muffins

Don't let the unassuming looks of this simple muffin put you off from trying it. This one is not just full on nutrition but is also extremely moist for something that doesn't have refined flour, eggs, or butter in it. To top it all, it's a breeze to cook up and stays soft for upto 4 days. Here we go,

Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
Fresh banana puree - 2 cups (really ripe, squishy bananas)
Baking powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Baking soda (Soda bi carbonate) - 1/4 teaspoon
Soft brown sugar - 3/4 cup (if you don't have demerara/brown sugar in hand, use plain white, powdered)
Unsweetened cocoa powder - 1 heaped teaspoon
Black seedless raisins - a handful (washed well, soaked in hot water for 15 minutes, and ground coarsely)
Soy milk (optional)- 2 dessertspoons (20 ml)
Extra virgin olive oil - 1/4 cup
Vanilla powder or essence - 1/4 teaspoon (I used powder since I couldn't find propylene free essence)

I used 5 medium sized bananas for the 2 cups puree yield. Use a hand blender or your regular mixie jar to blend all ingredients together. Dont over whisk. Preheat oven at 200° for 10 minutes. Line a muffin tray with cases and pour in batter to half full.Bake at 150° for 20 minutes. Pierce a fork or knife to check if done, if not cook at 120° for another 10 minutes. The lovely aroma that fills your kitchen will be your best guide to the cooking time.


lata raja on November 29, 2011 at 1:03 AM said...

Muffins are one of the lightest and easily digestible foods for toddlers and bananas are powerhouse in themselves. Moist and flavoursome muffins:)

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